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Citation:  McDonnall, M. C. & Cmar, J. L. (2019). Characteristics, services, and outcomes of vocational rehabilitation consumers who are deaf-blind. Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association, 52 (2), 12-24.
Title:  Characteristics, services, and outcomes of vocational rehabilitation consumers who are deaf-blind
Authors:  McDonnall, M. C. & Cmar, J. L.
Year:  2019
Journal/Publication:  Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association
Publisher:  NRTC Publications
Full text:  https://repository.wcsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1199&contex...    |   PDF   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Background:  There has not been much research exploring the services offered by state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies for individuals who are deaf and blind. The article uses information and data from the fiscal years 2013, 2014, and 2015 of the Rehabilitation Services Administration Case Service Report (RSA-911) to provide more information about individuals who are deaf and blind and explores inconsistencies in disability category codes used to classify VR recipients who are deaf and blind. This discovery yields the need for VR agencies to use a more consistent classification system for this diverse population.

Disabilities served:  Blindness
Deafness
Interventions:  Supported employment
Vocational assessment
Vocational rehabilitation
Transition services
Outcomes:  Employment acquisition
Full-time employment